Twice a year, AAC apps go on sale. They are typically 50% off, so it is a great time to buy. October is International AAC Awareness Month. This commemoration was established in 2007 by ISAAC; the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
The intention behind this declaration is to raise awareness about all the ways by which people communicate. This is a good time to review the definition of AAC. According to the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA):
“Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.”
At AAC Community, we are focused on the tools that can be used to support communication. This is why we cover topics, ranging from light tech communication boards to high tech eye gaze and head tracking, and, of course, AAC apps. After all, communication is a human right.
Click here to download a copy of the Communication Bill of Rights.